SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition 24 - 26 Jan 2017 The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center The Woodlands, Texas, USA

Travel and Accommmodations

Official Conference Hotel and Venue

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center 
1601 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77380 USA

Call the hotel directly at 1.281.367.9797 and provide group code SPE, or visit the website, to book your hotel room at the attendee rate. The rate is only guaranteed until 2 January.

Room rate is USD 229.

SPE has arranged a room block at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center to save you time and money. Because of this block, our team is able to negotiate extra benefits to keep costs low and provide a great experience to attendees. Income from this event will be invested back into SPE to support many other Society programs. Through your attendance, you help provide even more opportunities for industry professionals to enhance their technical and professional competence.

Stay Safe, Avoid Scams

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel is the official housing for the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference. No other hotel/housing provider is authorized to contact you on SPE’s behalf, such as a company called CMI Event Travel which we have been alerted to. 

Airline Discount

SPE has negotiated discounts from 2% to 10% off published fares with United Airlines for this event. To take advantage of this offer:

  • Choose your flight times at united.com.
  • Click on All Search Options, Promotions and Certificates and insert Offer Code ZWFP658229.

You can also call your travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122 for reservations. Refer to Z Code ZWFP and Agreement Code: 658229.

Joint Venture Star Alliance partners (Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian, Brussels Air) and Air Canada are also included in this program. A reservation for these partners must be completed through united.com.

Directions to Venue

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel is located 27 miles north of downtown Houston and 20 minutes from George Bush Intercontinental Airport. 

For directions and parking information, click here


Car Rental

If you rent a car, we encourage you to book early to ensure availability.

SPE members receive car rental discounts at Avis, Budget and Hertz. Log in to your SPE account and discount instructions can be found here.


On-site parking: 6 USD hourly, 22 USD daily

Valet parking: 25 USD daily

Complimentary off-site parking: Town Center garage on Six Pines with walking sky bridge access to conference center

Note: Please do not park in the movie theater parking lot nearby as it is a tow away zone for non-patrons. It is not a parking lot for The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. 

Visa Information

Attendees from countries that require a US visa for entry are reminded that the process of obtaining a visa may take several months. Create an official SPE invitation letter that you can print and use in obtaining a visa. Please note that this letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SPE to assist you in obtaining a visa.

Create a Visa Invitation Letter